Chrysler 200 (2011-2017) firing order — diagram & guide
As a compact relative to Chrysler’s famous 300 sedan, the Chrysler 200 had a short, yet efficient production span. It mostly used the signature Pentastar V6 along with a few four-cylinder engines, so these were reported to be dependable by previous owners and enthusiasts.
Still, if you are one of those drivers to work on their engines personally, this guide on the Chrysler 200 (2011-2017) firing order should help. Our team of automotive experts decided to give you a tour of the engine options and their firing patterns as we intend to give you all the specs necessary for DIY maintenance.
|CHRYSLER 200 YEARS
|1st Gen (2011-2014)
|2nd Gen (2015-2017)
First-generation Chrysler 200 (2011-2014) firing order
The first-gen Chrysler 200 model used two main engine options – the 2.4-liter four-cylinder and a Pentastar V6. So, we’ll discuss both options individually so you’ll have an overview of both their firing orders and cylinder placements:
Chrysler 200 2.4L firing order
The 2.4-liter “World” engine was the first base option used for the Chrysler 200 in the first generation of the model. The Chrysler 200 2.4L firing order is 1-3-4-2 and this engine is a straight-four-cylinder powertrain.
In other words, the engine’s cylinders are ordered from the first one to the fourth one in a straight order from left to right.
Chrysler 200 3.6L firing order
The Chrysler 200 3.6L firing order is 1-2-3-4-5-6 and this Pentastar V6 engine was used for high-spec versions and trims of the Chrysler 200. The engine is a regular V6 which means there are two cylinder banks. Looking at the engine, you’ll see the passenger’s side cylinders in order 1, 3, and 5 from the front end toward the back of the bank.
Cylinders 2, 4, and 6 are ordered front to back as well on the driver’s side, also front to rear, so cylinders 1 and 2 are the front-most cylinders.
Second-generation Chrysler 200 (2015-2017) firing order
While the second-gen model of the Chrysler 200 received a lot of exterior and interior changes, engine options were more or less the same. The “World” four-cylinder engine was replaced with the Tigershark four-cylinder of the same capacity, but the firing order was still 1-3-4-2.
Along with the new 2.4L engine, there was still an optional Pentastar V6 with a 1-2-3-4-5-6 firing order, so both these engines featured the same firing order as in the first-gen model.
While both the four-cylinder and the V6 proved to be reliable Chrysler 200 engines, we are confident that this guide will give you that extra something in terms of your engine’s maintenance.
Now that you know how the cylinders are arranged, you can easily apply the firing sequence to check each cylinder separately and that greatly helps in case you are dealing with misfires or oil leaks.